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violent in some cases. and i deal with the israeli conflict, the lebanon war of 1975 to 1990 and the iran/iraq war as my case studies and what i try to show in the chapter that i devote to this is that the superpowers for reasons that, you know, may have seemed perfectly good in washington or in moscow, in fact, were using these conflicts as means to get at one another. in the case of arab/israeli conflict started in the 1960s. before that the united states and the soviet union were on the same day and 1948 both supported israel. 1976 both supported egypt. they were in conflict with one another but the conflict had not yet become polarized along cold war lines in the '40s and '50s. that is what is, in fact, happened. both sides were getting first-line weapons from their superpower patrons. the war of attrition, the war that was fought after the '67 was infinitely more destructive in terms of the sheer destructive power of the weaponry used. the 1973 war involved one of the largest tank battles in history, the largest tank battle since korsk and very, very extensive damage. my point here i
.com. >> nobody in iran is waiting for your congratulations. the ir iranian nation does not give congratulations to your smiles. >> the president is reaching out in order to ensure they don't develop a nuclear he weapons program. those will continue to be our goals. >> does the administration recognize that ahmadinejad is the legitimate president of iran? >> he is the elected leader. bret: robert gibbs creghtded that today "let me correct a little bit of what i said yesterday. i denoted that mr. ahmadinejad watt was the elected leader of iran. obviously, the iranian people still have questions about that and we will let them decide that. " we're back with the panel. charles. >> well, that was a kingsleyian gaffe in which a politician speaks the truth, or at least as he understands it. it is not the truth about iran itself. the guy who was sworn in today is not elected. it was a fraudulent election. everybody knows t however, it reflects what the administration wants in iran. it wants him in power t did not want the demonstrations. it is somewhat a nuisance and it got in the way of the grand sche
today. the next president of afghanistan, the iran and the global economic recovery. >>> first afghanistan. july was by far the deadliest month for the international coalition since the war in afghanistan began in 2001. more than 60 million american and british troops were killed. how do we staunch the blood flow? talking to the taliban, reconciling and even buying them over to our side is something we've discussed on this show. it is something i have long been a proponent of. this week i think i heard the strongest endorsement yet from two crucial players. a speech on monday for the afghan government needs to, quote, rank in file taliban soldiers and give them reasons to switch sides. later in the week, u.s. secretary of state hilary clinton seemed to agree. she commanded the important nato speech and said it's consistent with the united states. so why isn't it happening? meanwhile, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, stanley mcchrystal, is expecting to ask for additional troops and equipment. that request will first land on the desk of secretary of defense robert gates. li
around the world. we have a great show for you today. the next president of afghanistan, the iran and the global economic recovery. >>> first afghanistan. flow? how do we staunch the blood flow? talking to the taliban, reconciling and even buying them over to our side is something we've discussed on this show. it is something i have long been a proponent of. this week, i think i heard the strongest endorsement yet from two crucial players. british foreign secretary david miliband said in a speech on monday at nato headquarters that the afghan government needs to, quote, rank and file taliban soldiers and give them reasons to switch sides. later in the week, u.s. secretary of state hilary clinton seemed to agree. she commended the important nato speech and said it's consistent with the united states. so why isn't it happening? meanwhile, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, stanley mcchrystal, is expected to ask for additional troops and equipment. that request will first land on the desk of secretary of defense robert gates. now, listen to what gates said in april when he and i
you. up next, ambassador john bolton goes on the record. is israel about to attack iran? and cracking down on pet projects. is obama going to sign the military spending bill that is coming to his desk? it had can your body wash nourish this deeply? the moisturizer in other body washes sits on top of skin. only new dove has nutriummoisture... which can nourish deep down. new dove body wash with nutriummoisture. superior natural nourishment for your skin. supports your health in 4 ways. it helps your natural cleansing process. helps lower cholesterol. promotes overall well-being. and provides a good source of natural fiber. try metamucil today, in capsules and powders. in a long line of amazing performance machines. this is the new e-coupe. this is mercedes-benz. you all want to run your businesses more efficiently, so we've brought in a team of experts to help. one suggestion is to make your shipping more efficient with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. call or go online for a free supply and up to $160 in offers from authorized postage vendors. shipping's a hassle
what israel is doing about the possibility of a nuclear iran. the white house fires back after former vice president dick cheney says the president is playing politics with the c.i.a on healthcare legislation, top democrats scam bell to fill ted kennedy's open senate seat as top republicans call for starting over. all that, plus the fox all-stars, "special report" live from jerusalem starts right now. welcome to jerusalem. i'm bret baier. we are on the mount of olives overlooking the temple mount. behind me, you can see the dome of the rock, the oldest existing islamic monument. below it, the western wall, or wailing wall, the holiest site for jews. with this as our backdrop, we begin with renewed prospects for peace talks between the israelis an plifns. here is white house correspondent wendell goler. >> months after meeting accept separately with the israeli and palestinian leaders, president obama is trying to bring them together to restart the middle east peace process. shimon perez announced the plan in an an exclusive interview with fox news channel. >> i think it will be the mi
. is israel about to attack iran. ambassador john bolton goes on the record, coming up. this is my verizon small business specialist, tom. now, i know the catering business but when i walked in here i wasn't sure what i needed. i'm not sure what i need. tom showed me how to use mifi to get my whole team working online, on location. i was like, "woah". woah ! only verizon wireless has small business specialists in every store to help you do business better. you're like my secret ingredient. come in today and connect up to five devices on one 3g connection. now only $99.99 greta: senator john mccain is making headlines, saying exactly what he thinks about sarah palin and whether she helped or hurt during the 2008 campaign. senator mccain just sat down with steve moore, a senior economics writer for the editorial page of "the wall street journal." starting with governor palin, what about it? >> first of all, he loves her. he thinks she was a total asset to the ticket, and taking on the people who think she was a mistake. he said the highlight of the campaign was right after she was chosen and
of the interventions of the forces in iran, i would say to you, don't interfere with the home affairs of other arab countries. like lebanon, like hamas and others. since you complain of this external or foreign interference, so don't do it with other countries. we are very keen. there should be stability and no stability unless we have the -- and with assist also. meeting with the authority, with the israeli government. >> charlie: the president of egypt hosni mubarak and all about the middle east coming up captioning sponsored by rose communications >> charlie: we are in cairo, in egypt for a conversation with the president of egypt, hosni mubarak. it is my ninth interview with him. he is on the eve of a visit to washington to meet with president obama and vice president biden to talk about the middle east and other issues. it is his first trip to washington since 2004. i am pleased to have him back on this program for a conversation about the region, about the issues he sees, about his rule here in egypt for 28 years. mr. president, thank you. >> thank you. >> charlie: i come to cairo and all
>>> that's it for >> julie: under arrest inside iran. three american citizens crossing an invisible line and ending up in custody of the islamic republic. i julie banderas and relax as fox reports tonight. >> one hurdle overcome pneumatically passed a bill out that shows we can bring together conservative moderate and progressive democrats spew another if i can begin a kiosk in the debates into dark approving a major healthcare reform package as democrats celebrate republican state in. the battle lines are drawn. been agreed to get the right reform rather than just rest -- rush something through the can be lessened for worship in the future. >> julie: became looking for justice. this is what they got. i cry for freedom drowned out by the roar of gunfire. >> julie: new developments at this hour on three missing americans believed to be behind bars in iran. iran state tv confirming guards arrested three u.s. tourist after they crossed the border from iraq. the trio apparently was on a hike in the mountains section of northern iraq. that buffers the kurdistan province. iran said they w
out there speaking and has written a book about iran. we'll take your calls. and in a couple of minutes we'll take your call on the tenure of hillary clinton as secretary of state. we'll be right back. host: if you look in the outlook section, you'll see this photo of secretary of state hillary clinton and the headline says it's 3:00 a.m. do you know where hillary clinton is? david is writing that she's not answering those crisis calls at the white house but she's quietly revolutionizing american foreign policy. and he writes this morning that when it comes to hillary clinton we're missing the forest for the pant suits. clinton is not the first celebrity to become the nation's top diplomat. that honor goes to thomas jefferson, who by the time he took office was one of the most famous and gossipped about men in america. but she may be the biggest and during her first seven months in lady has drawn attention for her moods, looks, outtakes and relationship with her husband than her work. even venerable publications like the one to which i regularly contribute, foreign policy, wo
americans now missing in iran after crossing the border while hiking in iraq. details coming up next. >>> plus, today in iran, president ahmadinejad gets a key endorsement from iran's supreme leader. the political divides that he'll be faced with next, with roger cohn, columnist for "the new york times." >>> and we are taking the show on the road to africa. i'll be traveling with secretary of state hillary clinton as she sets off on her seven-nation tour. "andrea mitchell reports" live from africa this week only on msnbc. since arthur's been eating purina one, he has blossomed... into an incredibly strong, healthy cat. his coat is incredibly shiny and soft and very thick. everybody thinks he's the most handsome cat they've ever seen. [ woman announcing ] purina one for indoor cats... unlocks the brilliance of nature... with a natural fiber blend that helps minimize hairballs... and maintain a healthy weight. [ laurie ] he's a character. he brings so much laughter into this household. and he's the best-lookin' cat there is. [ announcer ] it's amazing what one can do. or 100 pringles.
.s. considers cutting off gasoline supplies to iran. >>> in afghanistan, a bomb goes off in a crowded street in herat, killing at least ten people. it follows a deadly weekend for u.s. and nato forces that left nine soldiers dead. >>> in china, the largest army in the world launches a new kind of military operation, a charm offensive. how they hope to win the hearts and minds of more than just the chinese people. >>> and you're never too old. in japan, a story of how a huge population is spending their golden years from rugby players from tv journalists, even a 74-year-old porn star. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible, in part, by the following funders -- >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. we begin tonight with iran, which continues to deal with political pressures and descent e country.within and outside of today's seven weeks after iran's disputed presidential election the country's supreme leader endorsed the declared victor. ayatollah ali khamenei gave his blessing to president mahmou
but military action against iran? the former u.n. ambassador john bolton predicted last week that sometime they would. they have cautioned that an isra israeli attack on iran could be detrimental. we ask him about all of this. let's get started. >>> and now i welcome michael oren, israel ambassador to the united states. >> fareed, good to be back here. >> let's talk about iran. john bolton has recently said that he believes israeli is likely to attack iran by the end of this year. is that true? >> i don't think it's true. i think we are far from even contemplating such things right now. the government of israel has supported president obama in his approach to iran, initially the engagement, the outreach to iran. >> you're just saying this, michael. little well kno it is well known the government of israel is uncomfortable about the president. >> littit is, but the prime minr assured him there would be a serious reassessment of the re-engagement policy before the end of the year. we are reassured that that deadline has been moved up to september, we actually have a date when it's going to o
from the group just last week. they said they were in iran and surrounded by iranian troops. since then, only a few bits of information about what happened to the hikers. today, the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton said the state department is going through diplomatic back channels but stopped short of accusing the iranians of any wrongdoing. >> obviously we are concerned. we want this matter brought to a resolution as soon as possible. help us determine the whereabouts of the whereabouts of the three missing missing americans and returned them as quickly as possible. >> secretary clinton not surprising over the relationship iran over the last 30 years. "the fox report" chief correspondent jonathan hunt in new york. we are hearing a bit from the families. what are they saying. >> very little, shep. they have all refused interview requests. the few words they have said seemed to have been weighed very carefully indeed. we heard a few hours ago from the mother of shane bower. she said she was concerned about the safety and welfare of her son and the others that echoes almost word f
. was justice done? >>> iran makes new concessions. it allows u.n. inspectors to visit a new nuclear reactor. what were those inspectors likely to have learned? >>> amid scattered reports of violence, afghanis vote. tonight we focus on issues including widespread government corruption and taliban control. plus a look at the potential for voter fraud. >>> and an enduring environmental mystery, disappring bees. now londoners are trying to do something about it. >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge. we begin tonight with a story that raises fundamental questions. what's compassionate, what's just, and how do you balance the two? we wondered about that today after seeing these pictures -- a libyan man convicted of murdering 270 people. the worst terror act in modern times, the bombing of pan am flight 103. the incident over lockerbie, scotland, shortly before 1988. because this is our lead discussion, we made it our lead focus r"ectonight. damon green of itn has our report. >> reporter: this used to be an aircraft, and for those who boarded as passengers, there was no way out. today the man conv
story not the peace talks with the palestinians but military action against iran? the former u.n. ambassador john bolton predicted last week that by the end of this year, in other words in a few months, israel would attack iran, to setback its nuclear program. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, michael mullin, cautioned that an israeli attack on iran could endanger the civility of the entire region, yet many reports suggest that israel does intend to strike. we will ask our guest, israel's ambassador to the united states, about all of this. let's get started. >>> and now i welcome michael oren, israel's ambassador to the united states. >> fareed, good to be back here. >> let's talk about iran. john bolton has recently said that he believes that israel is likely to attack iran by the end of this year. is that true? >> i don't think it's true. i think that we are far from even contemplating such things right now. the government of israel has supported president obama in his approach to iran, initially the engagement, the outreach to iran. >> you're just saying this, micha
from iran, north korea and the possibility that pakistan might unravel. the chief relevance of afghanistan is not afghanistan, but its location between iran and especially its involvement with pakistan. and it is not critical to our national security. i think it would be an outstanding outcome if we were able to do nation-building in afghanistan and to turn that country, which has had so many problems, into a real functioning state. but in terms of our national security, the issue is: does al qaeda have major base necessary afghanistan they couldn't have anywhere else? we're able to prevent that. second, how do we support democracy in pakistan? >> host: where do you have concerns about al qaeda? pakistan? >> guest: first, they don't have enormous bases they had prior to 9/11. you're never going to prevent them from having a conference room. some of of 9/11 was plotted in an apartment building in approximate hamburg. but you do want to disrupt their operations and you want to go after their leadership. the locual is just on the pakistan side of the border, but throughout t
development in the standoff between iran and the international community over iran's nuclear program. diplomats in vienna tell the associated press that u.n. inspectors were allowed last week to visit iran's new nearly completed nuclear reactor. inspectors from the international atomic energy agency were lalso allowed to expand their monitoring at another iranian uranium enrichment site. for more on this, we're joined by charles ferguson, a senior fellow with the council on foreign relations and an expert on nuclear nonproliferation. thank you for being with us. >> thanks for having me on the show. >> how significant is this decision for iran to allow u.s. inspectors to visit its new nuclear reactor? and we should confirm which reactor are we talking about? >> it's a research reactor, but it can be used to make weapons-grade plutonium. and that's why this is a high significance and it's very significant iran is allowing inspectors access because inlsers haven't had adequate access to the site for several months or up to a year. >> so what would the inspectors have learned in their ti
in iran and was covering the iranian elections when he was detained on june 21. he's still in prison and we'll talk about that with "newsweek's" editor john meacham spl >> what's so disappointing is we for six weeks have respectfully ask that he... that iranian law be followed. they are not following their own due process. the other thing that's unfortunate is iran clearly wants to be part of the family of nations they want to be taken seriously. they want to be part of the world community. but this is not the way one acts if one wants to do that. >> rose: we conclude with part one of a two part conversation with general tony zinni, a distinguished marine who served in the military all of his life with observations about america's role with america's role in the world, especially middle east. >> i've heard both sides, arab and israeli, only you could do it, put it on the table, i'm convinced that for it to be a comprehensive sustainable plan they have to work it out, put it on the table we should not be in the plan of putting it on the table. >>. >> rose: the head of kessler motors w
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diplomats are trying to meet three americans who are being detained in irans from the swiss embassy. the three crossed an unmarked iranian border while hiking in northern iraq on friday. iraqi officials identified them as shane bauer, share ra shores and joshua patel. their friends say they spent time or lived in europe or the middle east. here's a reaction. >> the hardest part is not being able to communicate with the people detaining them. that's the scariest part. >> another american who traveled with them stayed behind in iraq. he's now at the u.s. embassy here. iran's media says that the three were arrested for illegally entering the country, and that an investigation is under way. now, switzerland represents american interests there because the united states doesn't have diplomatic relations with iran. you're going to hear more details about the three hikers including whether anyone warned them about hiking near iran's border. that is less than ten minutes away. >>> many anxiously awaiting to find out if congress is going to put more money into the cash for clunkers program, b
. >> missing americans. three hikers being held in iran. >>> bank bonanza. one of the world's largest banks barclays, posts big profits. >>> and the mystery surrounding missing pilot scott speicher, the first casualty of the gulf war, is solved. >> it's such a relief to be able to bring him home. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm ross palumbo in for michelle guillen. >>> this morning the swiss embassy in tehran is working to learn what it can about three american hikers being held by the iranian government. susan roberts is in washington with the details. >> reporter: the three american hikers were taken prisoner on friday. they'd been hiking in northern iraq, and apparently didn't realize they had crossed the border. their families now are obviously worried. >> my husband and i, our only concern is for the health and welfare of josh, shane, and sarah. >> reporter: joshua fattal, shane bower, and sarah had entered iran last week. they had entered in a area of the kurdish region of northern iraq. >> they entered into iran from iraq's kurdistan re
. >> we are a generation that has been left behind. we are not being valued enough. >> iran's president says the leader of the opposition should be punished for the post- election turmoil. very warm welcomes you "bbc world news." we are broadcast on pbs in america and run the club. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- a 13- year-old girl goes to court so she can still run the world. and why one of britain's most creative industries is under threat. i love you. as details emerged about the 18 years jaycee dugard spent in captivity and california, the husband and wife accused of keeping her captive have pled not guilty. police admitted they missed the chance to rescue her three years ago when they responded to a 911 call reporting still with chants -- reporting suspicions. we have this report from antioch, california. >> this is jaycee dugard in happier times. soon after this video was taken, the 11-rolled disappeared. many thought she was dead. but this man, phillip garrido, knew where she was. he was are registered sex offender with past convictions for kidnapping and rape
, three others still in custody in iran, and tonight what the release of the jailed journalists might mean for the hikers being held in iran. and remember the world war ii veteran we told you about last week who is raising money to give service dogs to wounded veterans? well, wait until you hear what happened after that story aired. a live update is next. primo stuff. one appetizer and two premium entrees. just twenty bucks-every day. genuine food. generous portions. genius price. 2 for $20! only at applebee's. (announcer) introducing new tums dual action. this tums goes to work in seconds and lasts for hours. all day or night. new tums dual action. bring it on. shepard: we reported and you decided, thank you very much, the response overwhelming to our story last week about a program that pairs wounded soldiers with service dogs. these are extraordinary animals. they help injured war heroes get through every day a little bit easier, but training just one can cost as much as $50,000, if you can believe it. and since the government really doesn't have a program set up to foot the bill, a wor
're trying to go. >> al: vexing question in my mind is the role of iran in the region. we had cooperation earlier from inan the now putting tremendous diplomatic and other pressure on them. do we need support from iran and afghanistan to succeed? what's the tradeoff? maybe another way of asking that question is what's the greater threat to national security if you can opine on that. what's going on in iran or in afghanistan or pakistan? >> i can't opine which is the greater threat because a nuclear iran would be a very great threat not only to us but to everyone. nor do i work on iran. but i do want to make very clear that while i don't have an iranian count part, the -- counterpart, the -- we recognize geography and its realities and anyone in this room who's been to herat, as ashley bommer and i have on a trip as -- and many of you know that herat is in a kind of cultural economic orbit with political influence from iran, iran has a legitimate role to play in the resolution of the afghan issue. but whether they will play it or not depends on a lot of other critical factors and that's re
to kurdistan. then they were camping along the border with iran between kurdistan and iran on friday. and that's when, according to iran, they crossed the border. it's not clear if they crossed -- they got lost as suggested earlier or they decided for some adventure travel and decided to wander across the border by themselves perhaps to write a blog about it. it's unclear. what the iranian officials are saying, and they're saying very little, is that they're investigating this matter. today there was a brief mention on iranian state television that there are some allegations that the americans are linked to the cia. and then the iranian officials quickly said, but we haven't drawn any conclusions. we are still investigating. no one has seen them. there haven't been any pictures that have come out, just these allegations and then iranian officials saying we're still checking into it. >> richard, trying to move the story forward, it sounds as if the cards are in the hands of iran at this point, people want to know, for example, where these tourists are even being held. >> iran has not said where
country. greta: meaning? >> in iran. greta iran. iran is really your enemy. >> yes. i think they have a very negative effect in the political process. they do not want to see any success in iraq. greta: and how is in iran doing that to iraq now? >> we have a lot of iranian representatives. greta: so if you become prime minister, is there something you can do about to sort of get rid of the iran influence in iraq? >> this is one of our issues, and we want to have belonged to a positive relationship with all of our neighboring countries. we do not want anyone to have influence on the political process. we want to have exactly a good relationship, and positive relationship. we should respect each other. i do not want to interfere. they should do the same. greta: you supported or helped plan and support the surge. is that right? >> yes. greta: why? >> because i knew from this beginning that this conflict was created by a third party for his interest to see the sunni and americans fighting together. greta: who is that third party? >> i mean iran. >brit: in july, you were in london giving a
exactly what happened to three americans, they had been captured in iran and iranian tv confirms the three tourists are now in custody, in iran, and they are identified as two men and a woman, they were reportedly hiking in the kurdish region of iraq and wandered into iranian territory and the h three were vacationing with a fourth friend from california, at a popular kurdish resorted area, in eastern iraq and they stayed at a hotel, and the three went on and they reportedly called after the arrest and the relation between u.s. and the iran, full of suspicion and tension over many issues including iran's disputed nuclear program and ongoing defiance of the united nations and the state department is asking the swiss to act as a go-between to try and get access to the three, in a moment we'll speak to former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, john about it en, about their fate and what the iranians could be up to. >>> a new look at surveillance tape from a deadly shooting in tel aviv, suggests the gunman was going after a specific target. police say a masked gunman entered the club last
three americans seized by iran. who are they? what were they doing in northern iraq? >>> mystery solved. a pilot shot down on the first night of the first iraq war. 18 years later, his family gets word. >>> end of the road. the obama administration is no warning the popular cash for clunkers program lightly scrapped without some quick cash. >>> and felony franks. the new controversial hot dog stands staffed by ex-cons, giving them a second chance. they say the food's so good it's criminal. captions paid for by abc, inc. remain in custody in iran. they were hiking in a region the statdepartment has long warned as perilous, recommending against all but essential travel, saying iraq remains dangerous and unpredictable. tonight, those three americans are get a painful lesson in just how unpredictable. they're being held somewhere in iran. tonight, efforts to get word from iranian authorities are not going well. here's our senior foreign t correspondent jim sciutto. >> reporter: these are the three americans now prisoners in iran. shayne bauer from minnesota based in the middle east as a fr
is iran's elected leader. this morning, gibbs corrected himself saying ahmadinejad is the inaugurated president. questions about the legitimacy of ahmadinejad's re-election in june continue to spark protests even as he was sworn in today. correspondent amy kellogg has the story. >> ma miewd ahmadinejad was sworn in for a second term as president of the islamic republic of iran before the parliament. it was not a packed house. dozens of members chose to stay away. the security was as heavy on the streets as it has been since the june election. still, hundreds came out to he protest. no more chants of "death to america." for these protestors, the new villain is russia, whose president welcomed ahmadinejad at the summit just days after the election. another form of protests, the leaders of germany, france and britain refrained from sending ahmadinejad congratulations, as is customary. >> everybody in iran is waiting for congratulations. the iranian government is not receiving congratulations or smiles. >> also the spirtual center cult wants to see an islamic republic that follows its own
every weekend, on cnn international. the news continues next on cnn. >>> trapped in iran. americans behind bars in an anti-american state. this could be the beginning of an explosive international incident. also in iran, protesters, including some of the country's most prominent politicians, and a foreign journalist, on trial. they face tough sentences. >>> murder motive. not one, but two possible motives surfacing tonight in the brutal slaying of a florida couple. plus, new details and new evidence surface. >>> and whites only. not the 1960s. but right now. black city workers in philadelphia claim segregation, harassment, and humiliation on the job. and it's stories like this spread, we're hearing from you. i-reporters speak out on race in a very personal way, and we want you to logon. because you're part of our deeper discussion just moments away here on cnn. hello, everyone, i'm don lemon. it is an ominous headline. three americans arrested and detained inside iran. that is the word we're getting from the hard-to-define border area between iraq's northern kurdistan region, and ir
of former president clinton's mission." >>> meanwhile, iran is finally confirming that it has arrested three americans who were hiking in this area here in iraq. iran says they've been charged with illegal entry for crossing an unmarked border. secretary of state hillary clinton is urging iran, though, to provide more information. >> obviously we are concerned, we want this matter brought to a resolution as soon as possible, and we call on the iranian government to help us determine the whereabouts of the three missing americans and return them as quickly as possible. >> now, a website linked to iran's revolutionary guard says the three americans infiltrated iran after being warned they were close to the border. >>> let's talk about police in idaho who say a body pulled from a local canal is the approximate age and size of a missing local boy. but they're waiting on the coroner's report here before confirming whether it is, indeed this little boy, robert manwill. the 8-year-old vanished july 24th under what police call suspicious circumstances. >> at this time, we do not have a positive i.d.
of iraq, in turkey, iran, and syria. but in iran itself, there is a deep fault line that has existed really since the collapse of the ultimate empire between the arab and kurdish people of iraq. and they have fought off and on for almost a century. they have also lived at peace at times, reaching accords that eventually fell apart. since 1991 -- well, there was an autonomy agreement that the kurds signed with the regime, the baath regime, in 1970, and that came apart after five years. but after 1991, the kurds were able to reinvigorate their autonomous region and occupy the area that you see on the map, the white area. since then, it they have started to develop away from the shadow of the regime, in a way, and to bring some economic growth to the area, but for many years, until 2003, the kurts were very much restricted by the fact that their only excess was through neighboring states, turkey and iran, and these states had no interest in allowing the kurds to develop too far, because these countries opposed the emergence of the kurdish independent states in roque or even, more broadl
company their that pays and employed to the former president of iran. there was a pipeline built that went to the arabian sea. the taliban is no longer in control. hamid karzai is no longer president. host: is he not still the president? caller: i am not sure. there was election. host: the election is in 10 days. caller: than i am getting ahead of myself. regardless, all of these places are located right around the pipeline being built to export oil to the arabian sea. thank you a lot. i encourage everyone to read investigative journalism. host: where is he right? caller: a lot of books, lots of english papers and on the bbc. you will not find his work much in the united states anymore. host: thank you, jason. a couple of headlines, this one is on iraq. "report sees recipe for civil war in iraq." "a report to be published this month by the u.s. government's prestigious national defense university warns that the iraqi army and police are becoming the pawns of sectarian political parties, a trend that they call a recipe for civil war. " we have a different story from "the baltimore sun this
>>> it's monday, august 3rd. in the news, three americans being held by iran. they strayed across the border from iraq straight into an international incident. >>> finally found, the remains of the first u.s. casualty of the persian gulf war have been recovered in iraq. michael scott speicher's family waited 18 years. >>> and extreme caution. amid signs of economic recovery. but the obama administration isn't saying the tax hikes are but the obama administration isn't saying the tax hikes are off the table. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm andrea canning filling in for jeremy hubbard. there are intense diplomatic efforts to learn more about the fate of three americans being held in iran. >>> they were captured after hiking in a dangerous region on the border between iraq and iran. abc's sonia gallego is in london with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the families of the americans are still coming to terms with the news of their capture. and their arrest comes at a time of increased strain bet
into custody in iran remains unknown. the trio was taken into custody while they were hiking along the iran-iraq border. they accuse the group of spying. we have the latest. jay. >> iran is reportedly indicating that the hikers are c.i.a. agents. family and friends have not heard from the trio in days. u.s. officials have been unable to confirm who has detained americans shane bower, joshua fattal and sharea short. they apparently got lost while hiking on an ill defined border between iraq and iran. >> obviously we are concerned. we want this matter brought to a resolution as soon as possible and we call on the iranian government to help us determine the whereabouts of the three missing americans. >> can kurdish officials believe the hikers were arrested in iran after taking a wrong turn. they are based in the mideast. fattal had worked at this oregon nonprofit. he says fattal is bright, inquisitive and above all, peaceful. >> i talk to josh through e-mail four or five days ago and he didn't mention his plans to go to turkey and into northern iraq. >> the swiss embassy is reaching out to te
of iran as a conservative republican alpa -- shah of iran as a conservative republican ally, he took the position that this had to go. they had a twin bill of doctor and which richard nixon developed -- twin pillar doctrine which richard nixon developed with a strong iran was in america's best interest. carter did not believe that and did not want a strong iran. he looked to a man in france who was only there for months. that is what intrigues me to read the book. -- write the book. how could a refugee go to france in four months and accumulate the firepower and the money and resources to overthrow country? it did not seem possible to me. that is why i researched this. israel is our proxy. it has been a party of the united states back to the cold war. host: does that mean? guest: america has used israel to do its fighting and the middle east. during the cold war, we cannot fight a war in the middle east. the deployment time is not probable. we had places like diego garcia that we would have to go through. it was impossible for us to fight a six-way -- six-day war in the middle east.
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